OUR FOUNDER BISHOP JAMES CORBOY S.J.
Whilst attending the Vatican II Council in Rome, our founding father Bishop James Corboy S.J. was inspired and influenced by the power of the Holy Spirit to establish a Congregation of indigenous and prophetic women who would witness to the power and influence of the Holy Spirit in the Church. On his return to Zambia, Bishop Corboy S.J. worked tirelessly to establish an indigenous Congregation of sisters who would be involved in teaching, pastoral work, healthcare, and formation among their own local people.
On 19th February 1971 the Congregation known as the Sisters of the Holy Spirit was founded in the Diocese of Monze, in the Southern Province of Zambia. Since the formation of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit in 1971, the Congregation has been guided by the decisions made at various General Chapters. Despite the numerous challenges faced by the Congregation during the formative years, the decisions of the General Chapter have seen the Congregation grow from strength to strength. Our qualitative contributions to the growth of the Church in the Diocese of Monze is seen in our prophetic role exercised in our apostolates aimed at fighting illiteracy, injustice, sickness, poverty, misery and oppression in the Diocese of Monze.